Overview

Pornography Addiction

Pornography addiction may be defined as repeatedly engaging in any of the following:

  • Using pornographic materials, chat rooms and sex lines in excess
  • Excessive masturbation
  • Treatment of sexual partners as objects

Symptoms 

Pornography addiction can begin as a mild issue and over time interfere with or even destroy many areas of life. If you are struggling with this addiction, you will experience some or many of the following symptoms:

  • Gain little satisfaction from human-to-human sexual activity and form no emotional bond with your human sex partners
  • Feel a lack of control over your sexual behavior, despite negative consequences (financial, health, social and emotional)
  • Keep secrets from important people in your life about pornographic activities
  •  Look for sexually arousing articles or scenes in newspapers, magazines or other media
  • Create sexual fantasies that interfere with relationships or prevent you from facing your problems
  • Continue destructive patterns established during past relationships in your current relationships
  • Need to use an ever-increasing amount of variety and frequency of sexual activities than previously to bring the same levels of excitement and relief
  • Your pursuit of sex or romantic relationships conflicts with your spiritual beliefs
  • Sexual behavior has left you feeling hopeless, alienated from others or suicidal

If you feel you have even one of the above symptoms, consider it a warning that a problem may be starting. If you feel you have two or more of the above symptoms, please consider getting help now.